Date & Time: Oct 14, 2009 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Managua - Managua
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The single engine aircraft departed Managua-Augusto Cesar Sandino Airport for a local post maintenance check flight following an engine overhaul. On board were five engineers and pilots. On final approach, the engine failed. The pilot-in-command attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in an open field and came to rest upside down about 800 metres short of runway threshold. All five occupants escaped with minor injuries and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Engine failure for unknown reasons.